I bet you thought I was done with snowflakes for a while! Yes and no. I don’t have any new ones to share but I wanted to show you the completed snowflake runner.
Well, maybe now it’s a chair-back runner instead of a table runner! I tossed the runner over the back of the chair temporarily when I was tidying up. I rather like it paired up with the pillow, and it makes a nice pad for the back of the chair. I think it might live there for a little while!
I quilted in the ditch all around the snowflakes and borders and the long ”fringe” piano keys on the end. My plan was to stop there, but the side borders rippled because there was denser quilting in the middle than on the sides. Hmph. OK fine then! I freemotioned some freeform loopy stuff (highly technical term) with silver metallic thread and love the result. It reminds me of the path of light fluffy flakes blown about by the wind. Plus it took care of that waviness in the border. It’s nice and flat again.
If you’ve been following for a while, you probably know that I’m more of a marking kind of gal and I like symmetry. Freeform was a bit of a stretch but it came out fine. I did chicken out before adding some in the background of the snowflakes though!
Also, I’m glad I didn’t throw out that metallic thread when I was trying to make more room in my sewing storage and thought I’d never actually use it again. I had bought it for a class about 12 years ago and hadn’t liked the results then at all, but it was just the right thread for this runner.